Quote from the ISIS propaganda magazine "Dabia", "The fact is, even if you (Britain), were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam."
I thought I'd begin with those quotes, because I figure some of you read the beginning of my journal and never finish the ending, where I print out the news stories. So many people do not realize what radical Islam is all about. For those of the Muslim faith who follow sharia law, they cannot live in peace with non-Muslims. It is against their laws and if they fail to enforce these laws as directed, they will not qualify to embrace the promises the menfolk are offered. Not so happy for the females.
The no-go zones in Paris and other parts of Europe are already allowing sharia law to be practiced, with some areas of Eastern Canada and northeastern United States accepting these no-go-zones. As for me I call this un-American. As with several other religions, preparing for the End Days and training for the ultimate survival game- Post World War III, there are Muslim compounds in almost every state, preparing for the End Times. Neighboring citizens often hear their shooting practices and the sounds of automatic weapons. But there is no evidence the occupants have any connection with any known terrorist group, otherwise I am sure the FBI would be on their case. Most of you have heard about the scads of unauthorized state militias, with Montana having the most noteworthy, and these are made up of radical Christians. Now, up here in Alaska, we have a large authorized militia, prepared to support the Alaskan National Guard for any emergency. If I recall, there was some 700 plus members, statewide.
But what would happen, if your neighborhood became filled up with Muslim neighbors, who suddenly wished to have sharia law becoming a reality and the city and state simply making it a no-go-zone. Personally, I'd become a little uncomfortable as sharia law goes against our US Constitution and the Bible. But, as I said, this is now spreading through Europe. One of these days I will list some of the unsavory sharia laws, once I've purchased a copy of same. But that would probably set-off some kind of alarm and the men in black would appear staked out at the end of my driveway. Oh what fun that would be.
It is good to be reminded of how radicalization of any religion can sure cause problems. Those 3 terrorists in London didn't have any guns, but a vehicle to initiate the attack and wrap it up with hunting knives. So many people, and very few knew how or were willing to be involved in fighting these three men. Except a café owner wielding a wooden crate, while saving some 20 people and a rookie police office, who is doubtful to ever return to police work. Terrorist know most people will flee like frightened sheep, rather then put up a fight with whatever they can grab to save lives. Truly, I understand. The largest number of subjects I ever took on was 5 Canadian, who jumped me in the Red Onion Saloon, Skagway, Alaska. No, I was not winning, and I continued fighting to keep them away from my pistol. I'd already been disarmed of my nightstick and my radio, but then I was rescued by the last group I had imagined to come to my aid. Here were 4 of my known Skagway troublemaker-drunks and I had arrested every one of them a time or two. But they jerked these guys off me, added a few punches and kicks, while I had time to breathe. I really loved these guys and they did this without a guarantee I'd ever reward them with a get-out-jail card. Sure, I truly thought these clowns, my clowns, saved my life that day because they got involved. As to the men and women of London, maybe their importance was to runaway, save their kids, their wives or just themselves. But only two known heroes, I hope there were surely more. Maybe we'll know more, later.
Terrorism can only be defeated by those people who are not willing to be terrorized. To commit terrorism in Alaska would be sort of stupid, unless done with a plane, a truck or a car. In any group of five people you'll find at least one who is armed and probably in that group there will be one hunter, who has stood his ground against bear or moose...porcupine? But I pray this never happens in our beautiful land.
Update: two beautiful days of sunlight and up to 70 degrees. Now it rains, off and on and expect through the week. June can be a very rainy month. June of 1986, 30-days of rain and often a heavy rain. In October of 1986, we got the bottom end of a typhoon. Only one I've been in and it flooded the city.
I worked outside- a bit and with John and David's help, we split and stacked 2.5 cords of wood. We only need 10.5 more cords of wood to be prepared for winter. Feds are letting us have 3 cords from up at 39-mile. They had dropped 600-cords of Hemlock, which is a hardwood, and we'll need to mix it in with our Spruce. 3 cords to every household, by permit only and we received our permit and are ready to go. Accept, IO need to mug someone to obtain a gas chainsaw. I am curious how God would feel if I mugged my pastor? We figure it'll take us 6-7 trips to obtain are three cords. Then we'll have to split it, with Chad's splitter.
I often tell my kids and friends of how I first learned how to split wood, which I believe I've mentioned before. Sort of a test my brother-in-laws played on me- the city boy. I came so close to beaning myself with a 5 pound maul. But it sure was funny, once I got over it. Had I been armed....who knows?
Susan is finishing up the final editing for my book, "Blake's War". This is a re-editing job and the book should be ready to order on Amazon at the end of June. Currently, I am working on Book 4 of the 12-books series, "Fire and Ice". I putting 4 books onto a disc and I am enjoying all the changes I'm making transforming a trilogy into this new series of smaller- less pages, books. These will be the kind you can read on an airplane flight, during your jury work, or if you're visiting your in-laws. Some of you have read, "A Coming Storm", but no one has seen the prequel to it, or the sequel, and the main book has undergone a lot of changes, too. For the Arizona Rangers series, I have written the manuscripts for book 2,3 and # 4. These still need editing of course, but we will see how the first book, "Blake's War" , does.
Mom is keeping herself busy with yard chores and working her garden plots. She is also enjoying her books. Susan stays busy with her college work, doing chores for our church and editing work for me. John Alex, he takes care of me, handling the making of my meals, making sure I survive outside work and whatever else that comes up.
We just watched the movie, "The Shack". We've read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Oddly, a lot of Christians have taken a stand against it and this I do not understand. I found it to be a book of love, healing and redemption and learning a bit in how God works. I'm happy to see that the movie sticks to the book pretty closely. I do know that my oldest brother, Paul, who had walked away from Mormonism and God, was drawn to read the book and had a re-encounter with God. He died within the year and I look forward to seeing him again. I can imagine him dancing along the streets of Gold with my mom. They did a lot of dancing together, as my brother Larry did and is now doing it again. I only danced once with my mom, it felt a bit strange and I couldn't move to the tunes like she did. What a dancer, she was. Or is. So, I recommend reading the book first and then seeing the movie, "The Shack".
Now lets read some new:
Gatestone News Institute: Holland. A Quote from Geert Wilders, A Dutch politician. "We (the Dutch) are too tolerant of intolerance. We think that by allowing freedom to the enemies of freedom we prove to the world that we stand for freedom. But in reality, by refusing to draw boundaries to our intolerance, we are handing away our freedoms." next " If we want to remain a free and tolerant society, which we used to be, we must realize that the West has a concrete identity. Our identity is not Islamic, but based on Judaism, Christianity and Humanism. Our freedom results from this identity."
Gatestone: An article by Khadija Khan from May 31st, 2017- "Many newcomers to Canada and Europe are demanding laws, (mostly sharia law), similar to those from which they claim to be seeking refuge from." next " Newcomers soon start by demanding privileges." Continued in the article- They demand gender segregation at work and in school, asking for schools where they can follow their faith. They also demand an end to any criticism of their extremist practices, such a FGM- female genital mutilation, forced marriages and child marriages, and inciting hatred of other religions. They want sharia courts. They also seem to focus only on criticizing the policies of the West.
Gatestone: North Korea- North Koreans now have the range capability to strike the United States; Alaska and Hawaii. But they can easily strike Japan with a nuclear ICBM. "It's a matter of physics and math", quoted by General John Hyten, USAF, Commander of US Strategic Command on May 9th, 2017.
Washington Free Beacon: US- a recent federal audit into the Department of Justice showed how senior attorneys within this Department, who were known to have stalked and groped female colleagues, were transferred into other positions inside the DOJ and also provided with bonuses. (Not good).
New Zealand Star: Japan- Japanese towns and cities are engaged in evacuation drills as the threat of a nuclear attack by North Korea has become a reality.
Taipei Times: Asia: 5 Asian countries have banded together to hedge against China as a threat. Australia, Japan, India and Vietnam are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves. Regional diplomats and officials stated they were unhappy by the growing fears of US reliance and wish to secure this buffer against China's bullying.
Telegraph: UK - A rookie London cop stood his ground against the knife wielding terrorists on London bridge. He is being hailed as an hero, but the young officer sustained "life--altering-injuries" and this may or may not end his career.
Global Times: China- Chinese Foreign Ministry has recently "slammed" an Australian TV program. ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation, show entitled, "Power and Influence" claims China is "infiltrating" Australia and the Chinese claim the show's report to be "baseless" and "Not even worth refuting", but they are refuting. Content of this show includes Chinese student's parents being threatened by China's Security for the student's anti-China activities in Australia and other reports.
Global Times: China- A report drafted by Chinese experts has warned that armed clashes will occur in areas like the South China Seas in a few years if differences and friction between China and the USA goes uncontrolled.
Global Times: North Korea- Dictator Kim Jung Un, has called on his Air Force to be ready to strike aircraft carriers.
Global Times: India- 5.0 magnitude earthquake hits Haryana, India. No reports on casualties or damages provided.
Global Times: USA- A recent survey of the California Current System along the West Coast found persistent , highly acidified water throughout the ecologically critical nearshore habitat. (Did anyone bring along a Geiger-Counter? Remember Fukushima. Odd how British Columbia shoreline reported readings, but entire west coast, right at the international border, showed no readings. Nice to know the radiation is stopping at international borders.)
St. Petersburg News: Russia - Russia to sell S-400 missile systems to fellow NATO member- Turkey!
Russian Herald: Russia- Headlines of Russian Herald showed the story, "Russia Becomes North Korea's Friend in Need, as UN Slaps Sanctions and China Turns its Back on the Nuclear Nation."
Manila Times: Manila- US Government gives the Philippines hundreds of machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers, to be used against Islamic Militants. ( The government can't decide whether to love us or China, and also kills its own people in the streets without arrests, trials and proof of guilt.)
Egypt Times: Cairo- US Bars its diplomats from visiting Egypt's religious sites outside Cairo. ( Egypt is one of the 5 Muslim countries that has severed all ties with the Country of Qatar. Qatar supports the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Group. Qatar has been given 24-hours to remove government offices and all business, including air services from this 5 countries. This includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia U.A.E, Bahrain, and Yemen, which are all Muslim countries. Qatar aircraft may not land inside these 5 countries.
I am hoping our Intel Network is keeping a close eye on this "severing all ties", as it is really...really unusual for this to happen by so many countries, who are of the same faith.
Muslims have continued to make strong assaults to spread their faith, and are now running an end-run game by playing politics and trusting Christian charity to allow their multi-millions into Europe. As said before, by 2060, experts believe the Muslims will have enough legal voters in Europe and possibly the US and Canada to vote in their power base. Muslim women, have twice the births over Christian or Jew. Most of the Muslim women remain at homes raising large families. This could be two ways of taking over the free world- birth rate and deleting our banks, by all the charity funds needed to support this invasion. Then there is the terrorism, which can be used to keep our minds busy as sharia law takes hold and is allowed to spread. Honor killings also spread, while rape is just fine inside the family and women become 2nd class citizens.
History has shown that each major civilization last approximately 200 plus years and we, as the US, have gone past our point of decline. Our the Muslims the new Mongols that reduced Rome to rubble, wiping out the world's greatest military up to that point? I'll leave history to the experts, but Christianity, the word first used around 200 A.D., is now over 1800 years old. Yes, the word "Christian" didn't get used until about 200 A.D. Followers were known as members of "the Way" and the symbol of the fish was used to recognize each other for a long time. Some believe it was Nero who first used the term "Christians", as he sent them to the lions, and other despicable executions.
Dinner is about ready, it's still lightly raining and my 5 ankle biters are patiently waiting for me to return to my easy chair so they can lounge with me and sap my body heat. Oh, one last thing. We were just recently visited by a man from Holland, a Dutchman. He is riding his bicycle across the roads and highways of Alaska and our ankle-biters semi-attacked him at the edge of our driveway. A very nice young man, Mona invited him to the house for coffee or tea and he ended up sleeping on our couch and left the next day to complete his ride to Seward. He has ridden across Europe and all across north-south of Africa and produces on-line blogs to pay his bills. What an accent. But he spoke fluent English and when he talked to his mom, back in Holland, I couldn't understand a word. Except, he used the word "Okay" quite often. I believe some of our slang has taken a hold of the world. He was not a Christian, but we talked and he got an earful- gentle- like. That our second bike rider and now Mom wants to put up a "Welcome Bikers" sign, but I am leery as we might get a whole bunch of hard-core Harley-riders. but then I can pull out our old pulpit and cut loose.
Love to all. God Bless, BILL
Oh, for the kids, Mom's birthday is the 19th of this month.